Empowering accessibility in nutritional psychology education.

Submission Window Open! (May 1st - July 1st, 2023)


The Center for Nutritional Psychology (CNP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that connects you with research, education, and other resources in the field of nutritional psychology.

To support access to nutritional psychology education, CNP will be sponsoring three scholarships for NP 110: Introduction to Nutritional Psychology Methods twice a year. We understand that the cost of higher and continuing education can be prohibitive. In addressing this barrier, we hope to provide students, professionals, and other interested individuals who are not otherwise able to access our courses with the opportunity to study nutritional psychology.

By providing this opportunity, we hope to facilitate greater awareness of the diet-mental health relationship and the need for a nutritional component to mental healthcare. CNP strives to provide equitable learning opportunities and promote inclusivity for all who are drawn to this field.



All applicants must meet the following requirements to be considered for the CNP Course Scholarship program.

  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit all information listed on the application, with attention paid to correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Possess and demonstrate genuine financial need, such that it would be extremely challenging or impossible to enroll in NP 110 without receiving this scholarship.
  • Possess and demonstrate genuine interest in the field of nutritional psychology, with relevance to the applicant’s education, career, or personal goals.

Please note that to be considered for the scholarship, you do NOT have to be a student, professional in a related field, or a resident of any particular country. For additional information, view the FAQ below. Thank you for your interest in nutritional psychology!

If you are planning to apply, we strongly encourage you to save the content of your application as a separate document to make potential application re-submission easier. CNP receives a lot of applications for the scholarship program, and new applications must be submitted each scholarship period.


A: Recipients of this scholarship obtain access to NP 110: introduction to Nutritional Psychology Methods, which is the equivalent of $329.00 USD. Course access cannot be redeemed for a check, cash, or other form of currency.

A: Please read the eligibility requirements listed above on this webpage. If you still have questions about your eligibility status afterwards, please write to us at

A: Please submit your application between December 1 and February 1 for the February selection, and between May 1 and July 1 for the July selection. Winners will be chosen and notified by the 20th of February and July, respectively. Please save your application content, should you not be selected and wish to re-apply in the future.

A: Winners are selected on the basis of financial need alongside demonstrated interest in nutritional psychology. Relevance to education, career, personal factors, and potential for expanding the field are also taken into consideration.

A: Awardees will be notified via email by the 20th of February or July depending on which period applications were submitted for. Awardees have 7 days to accept the scholarship offer. If acceptance is not received and confirmed by CNP within 7 days, another winner will be selected. Those who applied but did not receive the scholarship will be notified as well.

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    Scholarship Application Form

    IMPORTANT. READ BEFORE APPLYING. Winners are selected twice a year, once in February and once in July. For the February drawing, applications must be submitted between December 1 and February 1. For the July drawing, applications must be submitted between May 1 and July 1. Applications submitted outside of either submission window will not be considered.

    Upload File: Attachments (i.e., resume, letters of recommendation, transcripts)

    PLEASE NOTE: We recommend saving you responses to the following three questions in a separate document, should you wish to re-apply. Previous submissions are not stored.


    The following individuals earned the nutritional psychology course scholarship in July 2022. CNP received impressive applications in this submission period, and we look forward to continuing to share opportunities for NP education.

    Bianca D.
    Food Scientist
    Cape Town, South Africa

    Mercy M.

    Anna P.
    PhD. student in Health Psychology
    United States


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